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Title:Philosophical blindness and the black subject: the deconstruction of a discipline
Author(s):Armstrong, Melvin, Jr.
Director of Research:McCarthy, Cameron R.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, James
Doctoral Committee Member(s):McCarthy, Cameron R.; Mendenhall, Ruby; Denzin, Norman K.; Peters, Michael A.
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Racial Micro - Aggressions
Minority recruitment and retention
Social policy
Critical Theory
Racial Equity in U.S. History, Law, Philosophy
Africana Studies
Abstract:This dissertation is focused on the creation and analysis of the content of the Black American Philosophical and Education Project. Of particular interest to me is the historical pursuit and experience of the study of Philosophy in the American higher education system by Black American students. This study is located at the cross-section of Philosophy, African American Studies, and Education, and it moves between the ideology of philosophical disciplinarily and the actual historical narrative on and about Black practitioners of Philosophy. It is my most earnest attempt to keep the intellectual unity of both enterprises. In my view, much of the discourse on the profession of Philosophy and its social implications is too abstract, absent one locating it in a historical context. I analyze this relationship through the use of key primary documents including autobiographies of Black American students as well as oral interviews from Black Philosophers themselves.
Issue Date:2015-01-21
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Melvin Armstrong Jr
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-01-21
Date Deposited:2014-12

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